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Coal’s Share of World Energy Mix Hits Record High

A recent Worldwatch Institute report points out that while oil still represents the largest energy source, both coal and natural gas have seen…
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Mississippi Coal Plant Delayed, Over Budget

A report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis reveals that Mississippi Power’s Kemper County coal plant is in far worse…
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1,200 Proposed Coal-Fired Plants in 59 Countries, Concentrated in India and China

Nearly 500 power companies are planning new coal-fired plants, lead by India and China.
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Coal in Decline? Blame Obama, not Reality

Murray Energy's Blaming Obama for the Decline of Coal is like a Saddle-maker Blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the Decline of Horse Transport
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The Future of Coal Shows Continued Decline

As You Sow, just released an update to their 2011 white paper on The Financial Risks of Investments in Coal.
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Coal Industry Faces Increasing Financial Risks

The coal industry is in trouble. It faces competition from natural gas and renewable energy sources. This has led to shuttering coal plants…
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Sierra Club: Beyond Coal (Photo Essay)

To bring awareness to the unintended consequences of burning coal for energy, the Sierra Club produced a slideshow of startling images from three…
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Coal Plant Will Increase Power Bills for Millions in Eight Midwestern States

Over two million ratepayers in eight Midwestern states can expect higher utility bills thanks to higher-than-promised costs from a deal with a coal…
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Clean vs Dirty Energy: Learning From India’s Great Blackout

Over 400 million Indians lack access to modern energy. After the blackout in early August that left another 700 million Indians without energy…
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Should the US Be Exporting Coal?

You might be surprised to learn that coal consumption in this country has fallen significantly. In fact, coal, which provided 50% of the…
A Clean Energy Road Map for Apple

Greenpeace Upgrades Apple’s iCloud Ratings but Hammers It for Lack of Transparency

While Apple published a number of updates on its efforts to power its data centers using renewable energy as well as a clear…
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European Commission Throws a Wrench in Poland’s Coal Expansion Plans

The European Commission decided last week to block Poland from using free emissions permits to construct new coal based power plants.

Does BofA’s New $50 Billion Green Initiative Offset its Coal Projects?

Bank of America's new $50 billion environmental business initiative is very impressive comparing to other commitments that were made lately by financial institutes…
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Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…

Apple’s New Coal-Free Data Centers: Great News, Missed Opportunity

This was a good week for Apple. The company announced that “all three of our data centers will be coal free, which is…